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Application of photochromic pigment in mass dyed polypropylene fibres intended for intelligent textiles

Veronika Hrabovská *, Marcela Hricová, Anna Ujhelyiová

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Institute of Natural and Synthetic Polymers, Radlinskeho 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Abstract: At the present time, characterised by worsening environmental conditions, the protection of human organism against irreversible damage is necessary. Protective clothing on base of smart textiles represents the future in human clothing. In this article, the effect of photochromic pigments on spinnability, drawability and properties of pigmented polypropylene (PP) fibres is presented. Mechanical properties (tenacity and elongation at break, Young’s modulus), thermo-mechanical properties and the factor of average orientation of fibres were evaluated and discussed. The obtained results indicate a possibility of fibres preparation with photochromic pigments.

Keywords: polypropylene, smart polymers, mechanical properties, thermal properties, photochromic materials

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0329.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2019, pp. 82—90, DOI: 10.2478/acs-2019-0012